When people won’t cooperate
It can be really frustrating when you are on the hook to deliver work that depends on other people and they don’t care. They don’t do their part. They don’t meet deadlines.
What do you do when your Ruthless Priority is not even on their radar? Read More
Influence and Difficult People
The topic of how to influence difficult people, comes up in my work all the time. (At all levels.)
One of the most useful tools in the influence tool kit is to make your voice bigger. Read More
The biggest factor in influence
So many of my clients ask me about influence. They want to know how to better personally influence others or how to train their managers on influence and engagement.
The answer is simple but not easy. Read More
This month’s Professional Development webinar was on the topic of Communicating for Action.
If you missed it you can download the recording.
Members of Azzarello group can download this webinar for free.
Are you getting through? Read More
This month’s webinar was on the topic of Social Media ROI.
If you missed it, you can download the recording.
In this webinar I the opportunity to interview Erik Qualman, who is has a remarkable background. Read More
What do you think when people fail to support you, or seem to actively put obstacles in your way, or fail to deliver what they said they would?
Do you get frustrated and angry? Or Are you curious about what went wrong? Read More
I recently have written about bosses being addicted to detail, or wasting time by not appreciating the cost of asking a question.
Several people came back to me and asked me to write about the other side of this problem, when you boss stays so high level that they don’t know what’s going on and don’t understand what needs to be done. Read More
Successful people get help
One of the things that I observe over and over again is just how much help highly successful people get from others.
What ever they are doing, they seem to have a vast cross-functional team of people at many levels, from many organizations, who are part of an unofficial project team that helps them achieve their objective. Read More
This month’s Business Leaders’ webinar was on
Influence & Matrix Management
If you missed it you can
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(which includes the presentation, and useful worksheets and templates.)
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Here is what we talked about:
All of us, whether we manage people or not, need to get other people to do work for us sometimee — People who have no personal motivation or reason to cooperate. Read More
Being the smartest one in the room is not easy.
Really smart people who get to the answer before everyone else get frustrated because:
- No one wants to listen to you
- No one gets why you are right
- Everyone seems to WANT to go slower (and it is infuriating)
- You resent having to make the effort of “bringing people along”
Good guy or bad guy? Read More